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    Gentleman's Dresser-Top Organizer

    Playing with ideas for Christmas; this one is pretty rough but, prototyping helps me nail down the process. With a little TLC and some small felt-dot feet, this one could clean up OK and I can keep it for my own use. I tried a water borne poly in the 3 little "bowls" without applying a shellac sealer first. This left some odd color reactions that are not attractive. I laid a thin coat of shellac in the cove first to get the color I was after, then applied some poly for wear resistance. A simple milled slab of walnut with bloodwood end-pieces. Made with a couple shop made templates and a bowl bit. The front cove is done on the tablesaw. I would vary the material combinations for different folks.

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    Looks good, I like it, but the one you send me needs to have more cash in it.

    Edit: The keys to a new F150 wouldn't hurt too.
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    change, wallet, keys, isnt that what the kitchen counter is for?
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    Darren beat me to the comment, I think it looks pretty good too, but I thought a set of keys to a Triumph would dress it up a bit.
    Glenn, nice design, I bet you'll have some pleased recipients come December.
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    Thanks guys. I guess I could've used $100 bills and a Rolls-Royce key fob to dress it up a bit .
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    I used to have something similar to that, not walnut, I believe they called it a valet, and looked the same, but it had a small pull out drawer lined with felt to put rings and other jewelry in.
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    It's obviously a staged photo...I've never seen a wallet that thin, nor have I ever seen just a single car key on a key ring.

    Nice looking valet, though.
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    This place is merciless. Poor Glenn posts a very nice project, and looks what we all say. Shame on us.
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    If I left my cash (if I had any)on the bureau my wife would snap it up before I woke up. The bloodwood is a nice accent

    Looks like a Volvo key
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Darren beat me to the comment, I think it looks pretty good too, but I thought a set of keys to a Triumph would dress it up a bit.
    Glenn, nice design, I bet you'll have some pleased recipients come December.
    A Triumph yet. The man knows cars. Amongst my many boy toys, from an era long gone, I had a TR-1 and a TR-2. They were fun cars.

    Glenn,

    I like your design better than the one I designed for me. That's where my brain was when I borrowed your router bowl bit.

    Enjoy,

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